LCD monitors

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by trainguy77, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Currently i have 1 20" viewsonic VX2025WM. Great display love it! But I want to get a second display. I was thinking something bigger maybe a 20" because i watch a decent amount of DVDs on my mac pro and thought it would be nice to have a large display. so i was considering the VX2235WM however it has the same resolution as my 20" Would this make things look out of whack? Should i go out and find another VX2025WM so they look the same? Or would a dell 20" be fine. Also what is some other 20"-22" monitors you guys recommend keeping the price low.:D
     
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Dell 2407WFP Is Now Only $559 Refurbished At Dell Outlet - Like New

    Dell 2407WFP available in the Dell Outlet refurbished (like new) for $559. Way better monitor than Apple 23" for way less money.

    That's a new all time low price. Do not be afraid to buy refurbished. They are 99% like new.

    If you can afford the Dell 30", when it returns to their Outlet it's only $1049. 20" screens are so last century.
     
  3. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope no way I can afford the 30" But I really do like the idea of a 24" dell....I may have to save up and get it. Some of us are still high school students. ;)
     
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    Can you use dell 30" on mac books?
     
  6. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    MacBook Can Only Drive 24" 1920x1200 MaX

    No 24" 1920x1200 is the Max. Lowest end MBP will drive 30" though. They're all Dual Link DVI out now.
     
  7. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anyway just to look at some of the other alternatives would a 22" with the same resolution as my 20" look strange? Anyone done this before?
     
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    Let me guess, you define better with regards to the Dell offering more inputs and outputs? It certainly cannot be quality or certifications you write about.

    But I will agree and say it is a bargain if you have no specific requirements. It's a great monitor for consumers, no doubt about it.
     
  9. copperhead macrumors member

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    I'm assuming they are both 1680x1050. It won't look strange (depending on how far away you are from your monitor), basically everything you see on your 20" will fit and will be to the same proportion on your 22" just "streched" out a little bit and enlarged. Basically you get the same amount of real estate, but it looks bigger. So it depends on how far away you are from your monitors. If you're relatively close then better resolution might be good for it to look crisp; however, if your monitors are 2'+ away from you, then clearness/crispness won't be a problem on a 22".

    I have a 22" and a 19" which are different resolutions, but I can tell you that my monitor looks clear starting at about 1.5' away. (I have a viewsonic VG2230wm)
     

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